Flight Lieutenant Walter McDonald Morison (26 November 1919 – 26 March 2009) was a Royal Air Force pilot who became a prisoner of war and was sent to Colditz for attempting to steal an enemy aircraft during the Second World War.
He was born at Beckenham, Kent. While in his first year at Trinity College, Cambridge, the Second World War began; he volunteered the same day.
Royal Air Force service
Morison joined the Royal Air Force at the outbreak of war in September 1939, and was trained as a pilot (he already knew how to fly a glider). He was commissioned as a pilot officer on 30 November 1940 and assigned to No. 241 Squadron, flying Westland Lysanders. He was soon transferred to a training unit as an instructor, before joining No. 103 Squadron in May 1942.
On the night of 5/6 June 1942, while flying a Wellington bomber on his third mission and the first as captain, he was hit by another Welli